for McGary and GR3 to publicly state these guys are gone next year. Who wants to replace them. UM needs a #3 & #4 in the upcoming class and not after the fact. Does UM have the schollies to get replacements immediately? or is UM destined to play small Novak ball sooner rather than later?
I know UM is after Booker or Blueitt but it has Stauskas/LeVert and possibly Irvin so I would think the bigger priority is on the front line.
4/20 1:41 AM | IP: Logged
We'll be able to take 2 or 3 more on top of Hatch and Doyle.
One slot will go to a wing (Booker/Bluiett/Turner/Davis/Sumner).
The other slot will go to a 4 (Edwards/Looney/Chatman/Tillman/Foster-Smith). Though all these guys are about the same size as GR3.
I think we'd bank a 5th slot for the crazy talented 2015 class.
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That would be presumptuous and I don't think it would be appreciated by the players. And it accomplishes nothing. The guys we are recruiting are well aware of McGary and GRIII, and the staff can fill them in on the situation if they've been hibernating for last few months. In 2014/15, we will have Donnal, Doyle, Max, Horford. If we get Edwards in 2014, he is projected as a 4. If we can get the right big in 2014, we should go for it. But we are in good shape for 14/15 and surely need to add a big to replace Horford in 2015.
4/20 8:54 AM | IP: Logged
what we read on these boards, eh sane?
Maybe JB can do better by putting ads up on Rivals!
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...I am glad you are not Beilein. Even if they are now thinking that this will probably be their last year, it might not turn out to be, especially in the case of GRIII who is only 19 years old. We haven't had any problems recruiting as it is, so why would we even need to take that step?
These two are fantastic players and we should be happy to have them as long as we can - not shove them out the door.
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4/20 11:12 AM | IP: Logged
than stating out to the media, etc.
But the point still stands..UM is going to need guys and if Irvin is a heck of a player then this program needs to prepare for a massive exodus of talent and better have guys to fill the void.
4/20 12:03 PM | IP: Logged
when a recruit calls up Mitch or Glenn and says "Coach B told me you're gone for sure"? You don't think that might be a tad awkward?
Let's enjoy these guys while we have them and not obsess over our future down the road.
4/20 3:01 PM | IP: Logged
and if McGary has another solid year he will be gone based on his own words. I don't think McGary would have a problem with JB trying to set up UM after he is gone. I think MM would be okay with the whole recruiting pitch of we need a guy to step in for_____________.
Especially since that is how they are thinking. Think Walton committed to UM because he knew Burke would be gone..of course. I am sure the coaches didn't try and dissuade that perception.
4/20 10:16 PM | IP: Logged
says they knew Burke was two and done before he even attended his 1st practice is rewriting history in their own minds.